Mr Burden said the association can move to strip the local church of its affiliation with the national denomination if it's not resolved. The National Association of Free Will Baptists in Tennessee has no official position on interracial marriage for its 2, churches worldwide, executive secretary Keith Burden said. The denomination believes the Bible is inerrant and local churches have autonomy over decision-making. He said the Pike County church acted on its own. The resolution says anyone is welcome to attend services, but interracial couples could not become members or be 'used in worship services or other church functions'. The vote by members last Sunday was , Harville said. He says the resolution came after his daughter visited the church this summer with her boyfriend from Africa.